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In Cold Blood’ prosecutor Duane West cancels musical production

January 22, 2011

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— The man who prosecuted one of the most infamous murder cases in Kansas history has canceled plans to stage a play he wrote in Garden City.

Duane West's stage musical, "Dream Your Dreams: The Buffalo Jones Story," tells the story of Charles Jesse Jones, who is credited with helping to save the buffalo from extinction.

West canceled the production in Garden City after too few actors showed interest in auditioning.

West was the chief Finney County prosecutor of the two men who killed four members of the Clutter family in 1959, which became the focus of Truman Capote's book, "In Cold Blood."

The Garden City Telegram reported Thursday that West hopes to stage the musical in some other city, perhaps Branson, Mo., or Dodge City.

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Tom Hilger 3 years, 11 months ago

Probably couldn't find enough people that spoke English.

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